89 occurrences in 13 translations

'Deceitful' in the Bible

Simeon and Levi are brothers [equally headstrong, deceitful, vindictive, and cruel]; their swords are weapons of violence.

His people have been unfaithful to him; they have not acted like his children -- this is their sin. They are a perverse and deceitful generation.

Israel has sinned. They broke my covenant that I commanded them by taking some of the things that had been turned over to destruction. They have stolen, have been deceitful, and have stored what they stole among their own belongings.

For he knows deceitful men; when he sees evil, will he not consider it?

"Will you speak what is unjust for God, And speak what is deceitful for Him?

Do not let my deceitful enemies rejoice over me; do not let those who hate me without cause look at me maliciously.

The words he speaks are sinful and deceitful; he does not care about doing what is wise and right.

Those who seek my life try to entrap me; those who want to harm me speak destructive words; all day long they say deceitful things.

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

Those who hate me without cause are more numerous than the hairs of my head; my deceitful enemies, who would destroy me, are powerful. Though I did not steal, I must repay.

But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

A deceitful person will not sit in my house; A liar will not remain in my presence.

For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

Your precepts give me discernment. Therefore I hate all deceitful actions.

For this reason I carefully follow all your precepts. I hate all deceitful actions.

Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

What will He give you, and what will He do to you, you deceitful tongue?

A worthless man, an evil man, goes around with {deceitful speech}.

The deceitful man does not even roast that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

Appropriate speech is inconsistent with the fool; how much more are deceitful statements with a prince!

The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me. Give me neither poverty nor wealth; feed me with the food I need.

For you say, "We have made a treaty with death, with Sheol we have made an agreement. When the overwhelming judgment sweeps by it will not reach us. For we have made a lie our refuge, we have hidden ourselves in a deceitful word."

For they are a rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to hear the LORD's instruction.

Who [virtually] say to the seers [by their conduct], See not! and to the prophets, Prophesy not to us what is right! Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceitful illusions.

The destroyer is as good as dead, you who have not been destroyed! The deceitful one is as good as dead, the one whom others have not deceived! When you are through destroying, you will be destroyed; when you finish deceiving, others will deceive you!

You did not hear, you do not know, you were not told beforehand. For I know that you are very deceitful; you were labeled a rebel from birth.

They are unfamiliar with peace; their deeds are unjust. They use deceitful methods, and whoever deals with them is unfamiliar with peace.

Do not trust deceitful words, chanting: This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.

How can you say, "We're wise, and the Law of the LORD is with us,' when, in fact, the deceitful pen of the scribe has made it into something that deceives.

They do one act of violence after another, and one deceitful thing after another. They refuse to pay attention to me," says the Lord.

Every man is stupid, devoid of knowledge; Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols; For his molten images are deceitful, And there is no breath in them.

Behold, I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who use their [own deceitful] tongues and say, Thus says the Lord.

All mankind is stupid, devoid of knowledge; Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, For his molten images are deceitful, And there is no breath in them.

And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know (understand and realize) that I am the Lord [the Sovereign Ruler, Who calls forth loyalty and obedient service], because they have been a [deceitful] staff [made of fragile] reeds to the house of Israel.

If you don't inform me of the dream, there is only one thing that is going to happen to you. For you have agreed among yourselves to report to me something false and deceitful until such time as things might change. So tell me the dream, and I will have confidence that you can disclose its interpretation."

Toward the end of their rule, when rebellious acts are complete, a rash and deceitful king will arise.

They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.

Their heart is divided and deceitful; now shall they be found guilty and suffer punishment. The Lord will smite and break down [the horns of] their altars; He will destroy their [idolatrous] pillars.

Therefore give your gifts to Moresheth-gath; that is, the houses of Achzib as a deceitful symbol to the kings of Israel.

Are there still wicked treasures in the house of the wicked, along with deceitful and abominable measuring standards?

For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Her prophets are proud; they are deceitful men. Her priests defile what is holy; they break God's laws.

The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

but the worries of life, the deceitful pleasures of wealth, and the desires for other things come in and choke the word so that it can't produce a crop.

And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous mammon ( deceitful riches, money, possessions), so that when it fails, they [those you have favored] may receive and welcome you into the everlasting habitations (dwellings).

Therefore if you have not been faithful in the [case of] unrighteous mammon ( deceitful riches, money, possessions), who will entrust to you the true riches?

As long as it remained unsold, was it not still your own? And [even] after it was sold, was not [the money] at your disposal and under your control? Why then, is it that you have proposed and purposed in your heart to do this thing? [How could you have the heart to do such a deed?] You have not [simply] lied to men [playing false and showing yourself utterly deceitful] but to God.

For there are many that spurn authority--idle, talkative and deceitful persons, who, for the most part, are adherents of the Circumcision.

suffering harm as punishment for their wrongdoing. They take pleasure in wild parties in broad daylight. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceitful pleasures while they eat with you.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
התל 
Hathal 
Usage: 10

כּזב 
Kazab 
Usage: 30

מרמה 
Mirmah 
Usage: 39

עקב 
`aqob 
Usage: 3

עשׁק 
`ashaq 
Usage: 36

עתר 
`athar 
Usage: 2

רמיּה 
R@miyah 
Usage: 15

שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

תּכך 
Takak 
Usage: 1

תּרמית תּרמוּת תּרמהo 
Tormah 
Usage: 6

ἀπάτη 
Apate 
Usage: 5

δόλιος 
Dolios 
Usage: 1

δολόω 
Doloo 
Usage: 1

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